Dance Coach Danny

DJ is in this dance troop at school. It’s called Orchesis. I think it’s Greek for “shake yo’ bootie.”

This spring, all of the juniors and seniors get to perform a solo. They pick their own music and choreograph their own moves. It’s pretty cool to see.

Since my big debut as a dancer in A Christmas Carol, I thought it appropriate for me to sort of give her some guidance as she began to brainstorm about her performance.

“DJ, you need to be creative. In past years, a lot of the solos have looked the same.”

“What do you mean dad?”

“Well, they all throw themselves on the floor, thrust their chests out, gracefully hold out their limbs… I mean, they look good and all, but it’s the same. You need to come up with some new moves.”

“I don’t know what you’re talking about…”

“They all do the same thing – you know, like this:”

I think she got the point. I’m looking forward to her creativity.

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  1. Mom

     /  January 22, 2014

    It’s great to have a Dad who can inspire you to greater heights! I’m sure your help will make ALL THE DIFFERENCE in her performance!

  2. hahhahahaha! I think DJ will totally get the idea of what not to do and come up with her own unique routine now! 🙂 That was just awesome!

  3. That is hysterical – such a “dad” thing to do – love to hear the laughter in the background! BTW – where is your “Like” button? Haven’t seen it on the last several posts.

  4. Great moves!

  5. fitmom27

     /  January 22, 2014

    Lol, I’m sure your girls are thinking you are a rock star! That was great…….is D.J. planning on letting you help her choreograph?

  6. Aunt Susan

     /  January 22, 2014

    Are you still worried about embarrassing her? After that really? She is sooooooo on to you!


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